Catholic University of America Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment, Catholic University of America is a Roman Catholic university based in Washington, Washington DC, and it's home to around 4,000 undergraduates. This report is based on the responses of CUA graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Catholic University of America School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Registered Nurse (RN)
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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About This School

620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064


Private School, Research University, Religious

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Former CUA students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the software development industry. The health care information technology (it) services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from CUA is $73K.


Many CUA grads end up living in Fairfax, Va., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. CUA alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $89K. Home to the lowest median salary for CUA alumni is Washington, DC, a popular place for former students despite its about $77K average paycheck.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of around $96K per year, Catholic University of America grads who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $70K per year.


Catholic University of America grads with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 5 percent more than their former classmates ($77K). Proficiency in Drupal is common among CUA alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to an eighth of former students report doing so. Other top skills include SAP Crystal Reports, Engineering Design, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just over one-third of survey participants report receiving the former, whereas just the larger part of respondents report receiving the latter. Nearly all former students have medical plans, and almost all respondents have dental insurance. Almost all grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Other benefits awarded to Catholic University of America alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, gym / health club / fitness membership, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Northeastern University graduates, who earn approximately $74K on average, make a similar amount to CUA grads. Howard University, Lehigh University, and Teachers College at Columbia University are also similar to CUA.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1010 1220
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Catholic University of America


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$51,136 - $82,812
$58,000 - $81,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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